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How to write an OAuth implementation

This is the second part of a two part series on our own OAuth implementation. Read the first part to find out why we decided to write an own implementation. After we decided that it’s best to write our own OAuth implementation, we started with some planning. We identified three properties, that our new implementation   Continue Reading…


Why we wrote our own OAuth 1.0 implementation

The XING API is running on OAuth 1.0. It’s a protocol that helps our users to give access to parts of their data and actions to 3rd party apps. It’s core feature is that the users don’t need to give their password to the 3rd party app. Most likely you know that process from other   Continue Reading…


Win tickets for the StartupWeekend Women Hamburg

Hi folks (German text see below), as sponsor of the StartupWeekend Women in Hamburg (10-12 April, 2015), XING is giving away two developer tickets for the event. Such, two lucky coders can join for free this high-energy and inspiring event. Developers who are interested to join, please write to sweepstake@xing.com no later than 7 April, 2015 (incl.) mention   Continue Reading…


X-Sessions mobile – Another great XING API event

After an awesome kick-off event to the X-Sessions in November 2013, the second event – X-Sessions mobile – took place at the Hamburg XING office on 27 March. We wanted to bring together XING developers, partners and anyone interested in our API and the growing XING ecosystem. The XING API team and the mobile teams   Continue Reading…


Meet the XING API Team

Would you like to get to know the XING team, discuss new ideas, and meet other people who are working with our API? If so, come and join one of our X-Sessions events or meet us at events we’ll be attending. To find out about XING API events, check out our new “Meet us” page.   Continue Reading…


X-Sessions – The Preface: It was great!

The kick-off event to the X-Sessions – a series of events about the API – took place on 22 November 2013. Following on from the public launch of the XING API in December 2012, we were now very happy to organize our first event in Hamburg, bringing together our community, partners and anyone interested in   Continue Reading…


App Builder Spotlight: Dr. Florian Odronitz

This is the latest in our App Builder Spotlight series for dev.xing.com, where we ask developers the same set of questions to learn a bit more about them and their respective apps. If you’d like to participate, please contact us at api-support@xing.com.


App Builder Spotlight: Martien Lammers

This is the latest in our App Builder Spotlight series for dev.xing.com, where we ask developers the same set of questions to learn a bit more about them and their respective apps. If you’d like to participate, please contact us at api-support@xing.com.


App Builder Spotlight: Reto Lämmler

This is the latest in our App Builder Spotlight series for dev.xing.com, where we ask developers the same set of questions to learn a bit more about them and their respective apps. If you’d like to participate, please contact us at api-support@xing.com.